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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.40
BRC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. BRC: 0.40 )
BRC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1330.52
Current: 0.4

0.2
1330.52
Equity to Asset 0.56
BRC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. BRC: 0.56 )
BRC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.56

0.49
0.78
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.07
M-Score: -3.07
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -3.58
BRC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.12 vs. BRC: -3.58 )
BRC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.13   Max: 15.37
Current: -3.58

-7.13
15.37
Net-margin (%) -4.59
BRC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. BRC: -4.59 )
BRC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.35   Max: 10.26
Current: -4.59

-13.35
10.26
ROE (%) -7.03
BRC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.86 vs. BRC: -7.03 )
BRC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.8   Max: 18.2
Current: -7.03

-16.8
18.2
ROA (%) -4.11
BRC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. BRC: -4.11 )
BRC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.15   Max: 12.6
Current: -4.11

-10.15
12.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -12.93
BRC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.53 vs. BRC: -12.93 )
BRC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -27.46   Max: 80.61
Current: -12.93

-27.46
80.61
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.80
BRC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BRC: 5.80 )
BRC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22.6   Max: 21
Current: 5.8

-22.6
21
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -69.10
BRC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. BRC: -69.10 )
BRC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -69.1   Max: 52.8
Current: -69.1

-69.1
52.8
» BRC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

BRC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 267,919 sh (New)
Richard Snow 12,260 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 1,515,363 sh (+32.35%)
John Rogers 3,325,294 sh (+15.45%)
David Dreman 141,497 sh (+3.08%)
Jeff Auxier 29,900 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,770,998 sh (-8.34%)
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Q2 2014

BRC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 13,664 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 200,984 sh (New)
Richard Snow 12,450 sh (+1.55%)
Richard Pzena Sold Out
David Dreman 138,598 sh (-2.05%)
John Rogers 3,255,382 sh (-2.1%)
Jeff Auxier 29,150 sh (-2.51%)
Chuck Royce 2,520,998 sh (-9.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 196,757 sh (-26.56%)
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Q3 2014

BRC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Richard Pzena 1,770,349 sh (New)
Jim Simons 41,300 sh (New)
Richard Snow 42,735 sh (+243.25%)
John Rogers 4,328,458 sh (+32.96%)
David Dreman 140,503 sh (+1.37%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 28,950 sh (-0.69%)
Chuck Royce 2,203,698 sh (-12.59%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,362 sh (-24.17%)
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Q4 2014

BRC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 93,700 sh (+126.88%)
Richard Snow 68,330 sh (+59.89%)
David Dreman 149,677 sh (+6.53%)
John Rogers 4,462,578 sh (+3.1%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Richard Pzena 1,622,484 sh (-8.35%)
Chuck Royce 1,489,135 sh (-32.43%)
Jeff Auxier 18,950 sh (-34.54%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BRC

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Richard Snow 2014-12-31 Add 59.89%0.02%$21.19 - $27.56 $ 26.9111%68330
John Rogers 2014-09-30 Add 32.96%0.32%$22.41 - $30.75 $ 26.913%4328458
Richard Pzena 2014-09-30 New Buy0.22%$22.41 - $30.75 $ 26.913%1770349
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.07%$22.41 - $30.75 $ 26.913%0
Richard Snow 2014-09-30 Add 243.25%0.02%$22.41 - $30.75 $ 26.913%42735
Richard Pzena 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.24%$24.26 - $29.63 $ 26.910%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -26.56%0.03%$24.26 - $29.63 $ 26.910%196757
John Rogers 2014-03-31 Add 15.45%0.15%$25.18 - $31.61 $ 26.91-4%3325294
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.11%$25.18 - $31.61 $ 26.91-4%267919
Richard Pzena 2014-03-31 Add 32.35%0.06%$25.18 - $31.61 $ 26.91-5%1515363
Richard Snow 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$25.18 - $31.61 $ 26.91-4%12260
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 15.65
BRC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.44 vs. BRC: 15.65 )
N/A
P/B 2.02
BRC's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. BRC: 2.02 )
BRC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.79
Current: 2.02

0.88
3.79
P/S 1.13
BRC's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. BRC: 1.13 )
BRC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.3
Current: 1.13

0.56
2.3
PFCF 34.06
BRC's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRC: 34.06 )
BRC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.98   Max: 36.59
Current: 34.06

5.98
36.59
POCF 16.11
BRC's POCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.64 vs. BRC: 16.11 )
BRC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.03   Max: 20.88
Current: 16.11

5.03
20.88
EV-to-EBIT -35.37
BRC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.88 vs. BRC: -35.37 )
BRC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -42.6   Max: 46.4
Current: -35.37

-42.6
46.4
Shiller P/E 327.56
BRC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 193.50 vs. BRC: 327.56 )
BRC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.52   Max: 361.38
Current: 327.56

8.52
361.38
Current Ratio 1.42
BRC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. BRC: 1.42 )
BRC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 4.77
Current: 1.42

1.42
4.77
Quick Ratio 1.05
BRC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. BRC: 1.05 )
BRC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 4.1
Current: 1.05

1.05
4.1
Days Inventory 64.09
BRC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 85.65 vs. BRC: 64.09 )
BRC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 48.51   Max: 86.53
Current: 64.09

48.51
86.53
Days Sales Outstanding 52.00
BRC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 72.12 vs. BRC: 52.00 )
BRC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 47.93   Max: 78.72
Current: 52

47.93
78.72

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.90
BRC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. BRC: 2.90 )
BRC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 4.32
Current: 2.9

1.18
4.32
Dividend Payout 0.42
BRC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. BRC: 0.42 )
BRC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 4.17
Current: 0.42

0.02
4.17
Dividend growth (3y) 2.70
BRC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
63% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. BRC: 2.70 )
BRC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 30.8
Current: 2.7

2.7
30.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.67
BRC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
65% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. BRC: 3.67 )
BRC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 5.46
Current: 3.67

1.49
5.46
Share Buyback Rate 0.80
BRC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. BRC: 0.80 )
BRC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.1   Max: -46.2
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 14.87
BRC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. BRC: 14.87 )
BRC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.28   Max: 499.86
Current: 14.87

2.28
499.86
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.85
BRC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.17 vs. BRC: 0.85 )
BRC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.73
Current: 0.85

0.5
1.73
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
BRC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BRC: 0.80 )
BRC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.6
Current: 0.8

0.56
1.6
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -2.80
BRC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
53% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BRC: -2.80 )
BRC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 16.1
Current: -2.8

2.2
16.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -4.53
BRC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. BRC: -4.53 )
BRC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.1   Max: 43.4
Current: -4.53

-10.1
43.4

Analyst Estimate

Jul15 Jul16
EPS($) 1.52 1.74
EPS without NRI($) 1.52 1.74

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Security & Protection Services
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Traded in other countries:BRV.Germany,
Brady Corp was incorporated under the laws of the state of Wisconsin in 1914. The Company is a manufacturer of identification solutions and specialty materials that identify and protect premises, products and people. The Company is organized and managed on a global basis within two business platforms: Identification Solutions and Workplace Safety, which are the reportable segments. The IDS segment consists of high-performance and innovative identification and healthcare products that are manufactured internally under the Brady brand, and are primarily sold through distribution to a broad range of MRO and OEM customers. Within the ID Solutions platform, the primary product categories include: Facility identification, which includes safety signs, pipe markers, labeling systems, spill control products, and lockout/tagout devices; Product identification, which includes materials and printing systems for product identification, brand protection labeling, work in process labeling, and finished product identification; Wire identification, which includes hand-held printers, wire markers, sleeves, and tags; People identification, which includes self-expiring name tags, badges, lanyards, and access control software; Patient identification, which includes wristbands and labels used in hospitals for tracking and safety of patients; Custom wristbands used in the leisure and entertainment industry such as theme parks, concerts and festivals. The WPS segment consists of workplace safety and compliance products, which include informational signs, tags, security, safety and traffic compliance related products, first aid supplies, material handling, asset identification, safety and facility identification, and workplace regulatory products. Products within the Workplace Safety platform are sold under a variety of brands including: safety and facility identification products offered under the Seton, Emedco, Signals, Personnel Concepts, Safety Signs Service and Pervaco brands; first aid supplies under the Accidental Health and Safety, Trafalgar, and Securimed brands; industrial, office equipment under the Runelandhs brand; and wire identification products marketed under the Carroll brand. Workplace Safety markets and sells products through multiple channels, including catalog, telemarketing and e-commerce. The business serves customers in industries which include manufacturers, government, education, construction, and utilities. The Company's businesses are subject to regulation by U.S. and non-U.S. governmental and self-regulatory entities at the federal, state and local levels.
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